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  • noun Plural form of acclamation.


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  • The grateful citizens carried her on their shoulders through all the principal streets, amidst loud acclamations from the populace, and the Mayor himself took steps to ensure that the rest of her life should be spent in comfort.

    Folk Tales From Many Lands

  • But these vain acclamations neither strengthened nor confirmed the title of the Gordians.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The acclamations were the loudest and most fervent we have ever witnessed.

    Laura Secord, the heroine of 1812. A Drama. and Other Poems.

  • Without the least mixture, as it is said, of art or intrigue, the whole body of the people unanimously saluted him with the episcopal title; the concord and perseverance of their acclamations were ascribed to a praeternatural impulse; and the reluctant magistrate was compelled to undertake a spiritual office, for which he was not prepared by the habits and occupations of his former life.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • But when a man who walks in his sleep strikes a foul blow he is immediately declared the victor and awarded the prize; and amid acclamations he forthwith turns his prize into a seat in the United States Senate, into a grotesque palace on Fifth Avenue, and into endowed churches, universities and libraries, to say nothing of subsidized newspapers, to proclaim his greatness.

    The Somnambulists

  • The English translation of the Roman Missal will also include updated translations of existing prayers, including some of the well – known responses and acclamations of the people.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • Whereupon the song of the first man and woman was interrupted by protests from the women and acclamations from the men.


  • "Consider whether or not the assembly needs a cantor at the microphone during those acclamations."

    The Reform is Being Reformed

  • Hymns, then, properly belong to the Liturgy of the Hours, while sung dialogues, antiphons, psalmody, and acclamations belong to the Mass.

    Fr. Kirby Weighs in: Hymns vs. Propers

  • The wonderful "O antiphons," sung at evening prayer and during the Gospel acclamations toward the end of Advent, speak of Christ at the "King of Nations and their Desire."

    Rev. James Martin, S.J.: Desire And The Spiritual Life: An Advent Reflection


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